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Former Manchester United coach Rene Meulensteen believes that current manager Louis van Gaal will “blow up” soon, reports Goal.com.
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The coach also disagrees with how his fellow Dutchman coaches. He thinks that the 63-year-old is far too authoritarian, and “preaches” and “lectures” to his players. He prefers rival manager Ronald Koeman and his less forceful style of imparting his message.
“He will blow up at some point. That’s part of his make-up. Remember these words,” he told the Daily Telegraph.
“If I’m speaking to you, I’m exchanging information over what I feel passionate about but I don’t lecture you. I’m not preaching to you. If you go and sit with Van Gaal, you’ll come out thinking ‘I’m 12 years old’. He will speak to you as if you have no clue. He will look at you and be thinking ‘what are you asking me? I’m Louis van Gaal’,” he continued.
“He’s not my cup of tea. It’s one of the reasons I quite like Ronald [Koeman] as a person – he doesn’t preach or lecture people like the other guy does.”
The Red Devils have won their last five matches, but Meulensteen believes that they are playing poorly and he is surprised that the team isn’t performing better. He thinks that they were lucky in their victories over both Arsenal and Southampton.
“I find it a big surprise that Van Gaal has not managed yet to make the team play better,” he added. “We are nearly at Christmas now and look at the performances. I still don’t see a flow, a rhythm.
“They win five on the spin but they were absolutely pummelled at Arsenal and should have lost against Southampton.”
Van Gaal goes up against rivals Liverpool on Sunday in a match that the Old Trafford club are favourites for. The Merseyside club have been in poor form, and the Dutchman’s side is expected to take advantage of this when they face each other.